It all started in 1949 at Florida Field when George Edmondson looked at the crowd around him as the Gators were playing The Citadel. Fans were booing the team and George would not stand for it, he jumped up and got the fans cheering, and so began the legend of Mr. 2-Bits.
Always dressed in his signature yellow-shirt and orange-and-blue tie, Edmondson is the only man capable of silencing a crowd of over 90,000 fan with a mighty blow from his whistle! Gator fans all across the world are eternally grateful for the man who starts every Gator home football game with the phrase "Two-bits, Four-bits, Six-bits, a dollar. All for the Gators, Stand up and holler!"
Though Edmondson was never a student at UF, the University has named him an honorary alumnus of the school, and he has claimed it as his new alma mater. Edmondson receives no compensation for his service, he does it for the love of the game and for the love of the Gators.
Thanks for 60 years of memories, George Edmondson.